Native Ontario Seeds. Sustainably harvested from the fields and forests of Muskoka.
Our seeds are sustainably harvested from our 88 acres in Muskoka as well as from our native plant grow plots. Our seeds that are wild-harvested adhere to the North America Native Plant Society’s seed collecting guidelines.
Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca
Common Milkweed is the plant most people think of when they hear the word “milkweed.” Asclepias syriaca thrives in almost any well-drained soil, and produces a profusion of lavender to pink flowers in midsummer. The sweet scented flowers attract and benefit a plethora of pollinators. This is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the milkweeds, as it spreads rapidly by rhizomes and grows readily from seed. Plant some today to help counter the increasing threat to the Monarch population.
*90-100 seeds per packet
Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata
Blue vervain thrives in moist soils and is well suited to rain gardens, ponds and lakeshores. It develops spikes of small purple flowers in mid to late summer. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators. The sweet scented flowers attract and benefit a plethora of pollinators.
Joe Pye Weed, Eupatorium maculatum
Joe Pye Weed thrives in moist soils and is well suited to rain gardens, ponds and lakeshores. It develops large pinkish-purple flowers in mid to late summer that are a favourite among pollinators.
Lance-leaved Coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata
Lance-leaved Coreopsis displays cheery yellow flowers from June to August, and longer if dead-headed periodically. It seeds easily and grows best in well drained sunny locations. With a height of only 1′-2′, it makes for a great border plant. It is visited by many pollinators and shows well with Butterfly Milkweed and Little Bluestem.
Purple-stemmed Aster, Symphyotrichum puniceum
Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum), also known as Swamp Aster thrives in moist sunny locations, making it ideal for rain gardens and shoreline plantings. Like many of our native asters, it blooms later in the season, often well into October. This also makes it a popular and important food source for many native pollinators. The blooms are a vibrant purple, offering a great pop of colour that looks great with Joe-pye weed, Grass-leaved Goldenrod and Flat-topped aster.
Branched Coneflower, Rudbeckia triloba
Branched Coneflower and its profusion of colour in fall make it a great addition to most gardens. Because it is such a profuse self-seeder, it may overwhelm small gardens.